February 9, 2012Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Executive Director of Council of Great City Schools’ Mike Casserly to Hold a Press Call on Report Outlining School Improvement Grants’ Impact in Urban Districts
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Executive Director of the Council of Great City Schools Mike Casserly will hold a press conference call at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 10, to discuss a report released by the Council on the impact of the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program in urban districts.
February 9, 2012Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton to Give Keynote Remarks at 4th Annual Black Male Summit at Morehouse College in Atlanta
Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton will give keynote remarks at the 4th Annual Black Male Summit at Morehouse College in Atlanta on Friday, Feb. 10. He will discuss the critical role of creating birth through college and career pathways in ensuring excellence and equity in education for African-American males.
February 9, 2012Conference Call with Senior Administration Officials to Discuss the President's Announcement on No Child Left Behind Reforms
Washington, DC Today, at 2:45PM, Cecilia Munoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host an on-the-record conference call to discuss the President's announcement that ten states have agreed to implement bold reforms around standards and accountability will receive flexibility from the most burdensome mandates of the federal
February 7, 2012
Following President Obama's State of the Union Addressin which critical topics like college affordability, dropout rates, teachers, and job training were addressedU.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will engage with the Hispanic community through a twitter town hall at 3:00 p.m. ET on February 8. The conversation will be conducted in both English and Spanish.
February 6, 2012White House Initiative Executive Director to Address President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
John S. Wilson Jr., the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, will address the President's Board of Advisors on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to relay the year's report and give updates on the Initiative. Wilson will also lead the board in drafting a report on the results of participation in HBCU programs.
February 6, 2012Under Secretary Kanter to Participate in Discussion on Open Educational Resources in Higher Education at Center for American Progress
U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will be the featured speaker at a discussion on open educational resources on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. ET in Washington, D.C. More than 100 representatives from the higher education community are expected to attend the discussion, sponsored by the Center for American Progress and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning.
February 6, 2012Vice President Biden, Education Under Secretary Kanter to Discuss College Affordability at Florida State University
Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will visit Florida State University at 11 a.m. today to discuss the importance of tackling rising college costs to ensure America’s students and workers can obtain the education and training they need so that we have a workforce prepared for the jobs of the 21st century.
February 6, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Ballou High School in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, as part of Teach for America Week. He will discuss the importance of hard work and a good education, and the need for quality teachers, especially African Americans, to join those already in the classrooms.
February 3, 2012Vice President Biden, U.S. Education Secretary Duncan, Sen. Kerry, and Rep. Hoyer to Visit Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland to Amplify President's College Affordability Plan
Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his senior staff, Sen. John Kerry, and Rep. Steny Hoyer will visit three states on Monday, Feb. 6—Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland—to promote access and affordability in higher education by asking states to rein in rising college costs.
February 3, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC - On Monday, February 6, Vice President Biden and Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will visit Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida to discuss the importance of tackling rising college costs to ensure America’s students and workers can obtain the education and training they need so that we have a workforce prepared for the jobs of the 21st century.